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and use tax laws and for other purposes. mr. reid: mr. president, i would object to any further proceedings in regard to this bill. the presiding officer: objection having been heard, the bill will be placed on the calendar. mr. reid: mr. president, today this august body will honor the memory of 20 first-grade children, little babies who were gunned down, most of them shot multiple times. we will also honor the teachers and administrators who were killed that day in newtown, connecticut. but we're also going to honor with this legislation tens of thousands of others who were killed by guns each year here in america. we're going to do that by voting on a number of measures to strengthen the laws to prevent gun violence in this nation. mr. president, the families of innocents killed in newtown, aurora, in carson city, blacksburg, in oak creek and columbine really deserve these votes. where do i stand on these democratic proposals? this afternoon the senate will vote on a compromised background check proposal crafted by senators manchin, toomey, kirk and schumer, all experienced l
, take a law enforcement official briefed on this investigation has said that a suspect was identified from cameras here on boylston street on the 700 block at the lore don taylor store. surveillance cameras from lore don taylor. -- lore don taylor. -- lord&taylor. this is a huge development in this case. this is a tragedy that's impacted people here in boston and all the way to the bay area. to clarify, i called the boston police department about 20 minutes ago and was told that there has not been an arrest, but then that police department also referred me to the boston f.b.i. when i spoke to them also about 20 minutes ago, they said they could neither confirm that there had been an arrest but they also would not deny that there had been one. they told me they would brief the media later today. still folks here paying their respects are cautiously optimistic. >> i think it would put a lot of people's minds at ease that the person has been caught. i think it's an unsettling feeling when you know someone is still out there. >> reporter: we are expecting an update from the f.b.i. at 5:00
of responsibility has been reported. overnight a law enforcement officers have searched an apartment in boston to investigate whether or not this was the person who attacked. here is the new video of the search. some investigators were seen early this morning leaving the home in revere, mass.. caring brown paperbacks, plastic trash bags and a duffel bag. so far, investigators said they do not have anyone under arrest or have a motive in the attack. if they have reported that a saudi national in his early 20s, in the united states. on a student visa, has been questioned. >> a 12 year-old boy from martinez was hurt in the boston marathon last. aaron hern was as the finish line to cheer on his mother, who was running in this year's race. kron4 will tran is live in martinez this morning with the latest on aaron's condition and reaction from friends and family. >> his mother even though she finished the race she stated that on a face but that has been a difficult time and that she wants to get back to her son who is an intensive care. if she will like to send out her thoughts and prayers and that
wounded and is in surgery right now. there is a massive man hunt under way. a lot of law enforcement involved in that. to assist that, we have suspended all service on the public transit service. that will continue until we think it's safe to open all or some of that. we are asking people to shelter in place. in other words to stay indoors with their doors locked and not to open the door for anyone other than a properly identified law enforcement officer and that applies here in watertown where we are right now. also cambridge, newton, belmont, and at this point all of boston. all of boston. this is a serious situation. we are taking it seriously. we are asking the public to take it seriously as well. and assist law enforcement by following those simple instructions. we've got every asset that we can possibly muster on the ground right now. they are doing a terrific job in working in concert with each other but we will need the public to help us help them stay safe. >> thank you governor. as the governor said, this is a rapidly developing situation. within the last half hour we recei
this would issue a statement but that will not happen. they have learned from a federal law enforcement source, at this hour officials are looking for two suspects in the deadly boston marathon terror attack. they are distributing photos of the men to the law enforcement community. however, they are not let releasing the images to the media. one is wearing a backpack and the other appears to have a bag of some kind. earlier today there were multiple reports authorities got this important piece of information from a department store surveillance video near the finish line of the marathon. we go live back to boston, our very own bill hemmer standing by. i understand it, bill, you have seen these photos? >> good evening to you. thanks to my colleague, rick, who you will speak to in a couple minutes on your program here. i have seen the picture and the images, and you can clearly see, you know, the faces of these two persons described in the report rick broke a few hours ago. but with regard to that, sean, you think about theence that wad and was postponed and later cancelled. you think abo
back and pushed back all day and crouching down with law enforcement as their guns were drawn. very intense going house by house to search the suspect. as you see people out here on the streets, feeling released that the suspect suspect has been captured. . >> starting last night with the police chase, there were 200 shot fires from the suspect. the suspect were throwing homemade explosives out of their car as the police were chasing him. i listened to one interview from the gentleman from the home near the shoot out, he says that he and his family were terrified. he kept on praying, he and his family, and wife and the dog all left into the bathroom and jumped into the bathtub. they kept their heads down and praying. now, here is president obama. >> after a vicious attack on their setting. they did their part as citizens and partner in this investigation. boston police and state police and local police across the commonweal massachusetts responded with bravery. tonight, we close an important chapter in this. after the attack on monday, i directed the full resources of federal govern
ammiano that essentially would make it the law in california that law enforcement could not use condoms as evidence for prostitution. the core of hiv prevention throughout this country has been the fact that condoms are very he critical to preventing hiv and other diseases. it is truly the most effective means by which to prevent transmission of this virus. unfortunately, in direct contradiction to that urgent public health message, we have in some parts of this country and some parts of this state law enforcement that actually use the possession of condoms by a person who is expected or expected of prostitution as evidence that that person indeed engaged in prostitution. and as a result of that, as a result, that law enforcement points to the existence or the use of a condom as evidence for prostitution, many individuals, many sex workers and those who fear being profiled as second workers no longer carry condoms with them, which is something that actually not only creates a public health hazard in terms of their health, but the health of the public as a whole. that really creates mult
as everybody else wants to get in, return to their homes, see what's left, law enforcement is having none of it. they're keeping everybody out until that area can be searched and secured. we're in west, texas, nbc news. >>> chemical fires are some of the very hardest to fight. nbc bay area's bob redell just spoke with a fire chief on the peninsula who has experience with these particular fires. he joins us live from the newsroom. it's possible that one can make the situation worse when fighting a chemical blast. >> you are correct, especially considering the chemical involved in yesterday's fire. turns out, it doesn't react well at all with father, which is obviously what firefighters were relying on to put out the flames. menlo park fire chief who's talked about the texas city fertilizer explosion that killed hundreds in the 1940s believes yesterday's disaster will become another one for the textbooks. he has questions about how firefighters responded to the fire. >> did they make it better or worse? >> reporter: that plant reportedly stored tens of thousands of pounds of a type of ammonia, ex
on how they are going to enforce the law. >> breaking news on the m.i.t. campus tonight, where a campus police officer has been shot and killed, there have been reports of numerous blasts or explosions at this point we don't know if these are controlled explosions of officers detonating an item or if they were true explosions. this is what we know at this hour, a police officer was answering a disturbance call when he was shot and killed. we understand it had something to do with a carjacking but that is not completely confirmed. since then, police officers have swarmed the campus and federal agents have been on the campus and homeland security is on the campus as well. there's an active search is, we believe there's one person in custody being questioned, but the nature of the questioning is unclear. we will keep a close eye on it for you. tnchlt . >> the mayor of west texas said that 30 to 40 people are believed to be dead. caused mass devastation. four city blocks leveled. 75 homes and an apartment complex. this part is very sad, firefighters responding to the fire prp actually caugh
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is following up on several leads and it is in the boston suburb of revere and it shows law enforcement searching an apartment house in that city. they were seen pulling a number of trash bags and a duffle bag in that house and it was prompted by a traffic stop which was prompted by a suspicious driver and they are looking to find who is responsible for yesterday's frightening scene at the boston marathon. this is video from a camera that was being worn by a runner and it capture is the blasts which went off yesterday afternoon. the latest numbers we have this morning are three people dead and at least 140 injured and one of those killed was an eight-year-old boy. at least a dozen people are in area hospitals in critical condition and their injuries include broken bones, severed limbs and broken eardrums. so farther speculating on a possible motive and president barack obama is urging people to wait for all of the facts. >> we still do not know who did this or why and people should not jump to conclusions before we have all the facts but make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of thi
of appeals heard arguments in a lawsuit challenging california's law banning so- called conversion therapy, a psychotherapy technique aimed at helping gay teens become straight. backers of the law say conversion therapy is danger and that the state has the right to protect patients. but opponents of the law say it violates free speech right. >> it's unprecedented that california would pass a law that would interfere with patients and doctors and tell them not only what they can say on the subject matter but what viewpoint they can express. i think it's a very dangerous law. >> two lower courts ruled against the ban. one found the law unconstitutional but the other upheld the law. >>> there is new information coming out on a possible sabotage planned on the south bay. we'll tell you why officials say someone may have cut a fiberoptic line in order to shoot up a power station. >>> another breezy day. not as windy as yesterday. temperatures a little warmer. winds are dying further and we're going to see warmer day time highs as we get towards thursday. you kids should count yourselves lucky.
warming into the mid-80s inland. we'll have the forecast in a minute. >>> also ahead, why extra law enforcement in the city of oakland is coming to an end. it is 7:30 on sunday, april 21 april 21st. thanks for joining us. i'm anne makovec. >> and i'm phil matier. we have a lot of news to talk about in the first hour. and first up boston, how prepared is fran and the bay area. we have a lot of events, what are we going to do about it. >> and i spoke with fema about that yesterday, they say the bay area is one of the most prepared areas in the world, still not enough depending on the level of the tragedy. we are also going to be talking about immigration and its effects potentially on the silicon valley. a new bill in congress. >>> what's high-tech at stake when it comes to visas and such. what's it mean to the local job market. meanwhile in boston we have a high level interrogation team. >> trying to talk to the one man alive behind the boston marathons. >> as susan mcginnis tells us that suspect is too seriously injured to speak. >> reporter: law enforcement officers remain staked o
to cell phones? >> i think they didn't they would have to escape. when law enforcement figured out different pieces of this puzzle, they panicked and didn't have an alternative plan -- they were so focused on what they were doing, nothing else became important and obviously, it would have been. >> another photo of the suspect coming in right now, it shows him when he was on the wrestling team. i believe, we're going to put that up in just a second. it just came in. they got it up in the control room. we're not positive, if indeed this gray honda is occupieoccup. it could suggest as well, aps someone else was involved. >> well, maybe, george, but the idea of a stealing a car or carjacking someone else, is an act of desperation. you have seen him acting in a desperate way since basically the 7-eleven. >> yeah that's true. brad, thanks very much. >>> jon karl at the white house right now. we know we're getting more details about the president's briefing in the situation room. >> george, as you can imagine this has consumed the president, entire intelligence and national security teams
of the plant explosion. we will bring you updates law this newscast and on abc7news.com. you can follow us on twitter@abcnews bay area for any breaking news developments around the clock. >> we are following breaking news in downtown san francisco where police have evacuated the area where a suspicious package was found by a security guard. police have shut down an area around the intersection of market and grant avenue. the city is supposed to be marking the 107th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake in an hour. instead, the streets are shut down and no one is allowed to come out of the local businesses. this is market street right here and can you see the police cars blocking off the street while they investigate the suspicious package. no one is allowed to come out of the businesses and there is no word how it will affect the anniversary event. we will follow this breaking situation and bring you more information as it becomes available. >> the president and first lady will be in boston to attend a tribute to the marathon bombing victims. machine's explosions killed three people and wound
. no one should approach them. no one should attempt to apprehend them except law enforcement. >> reporter: and here is another look at suspect two. there is a closer image there. the question besides who are these men is where are they now. investigators are urging anyone with information to use their tip line, 1-800-call-fbi. eric rasmussen, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more details on today's developments. the president anne first lady traveled to boston for a public service and private meetings with bomb victims and their families. his mother tells ktvu aaron is recovering after a successful organization on his leg. today people left flowers, notes and flaks on boylston street in memory of the three people killed on monday. >> everyone has come together as a community. as an entire nation and the world. >> this morning president obama offered words of comfort at an interfaith service. >> as you begin this long journey of recovery, your city is with you. your commonwealth is with you. your country is with you. we will be with you as you learn to stand and walk and yes, run again. of that i
that law enforcement is still pursuing, the fbi and the atf, the state police and local police as well. there are a lot of questions that all of us have and that law enforcement have yet to answer for us including questions direct directly to the suspect, but there isn't any basis for concern about another imminent threat. >> let me ask you some particulars about the surviving suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev, who is now in the hospital. appare apparently he has a wound to the throat. did he try to commit suicide? >> i don't know the answer to that. >> do you know when doctors are saying he might actually be able to communicate? is there a real question about whether he'll be able to speak? >> i don't know those answers, david. i do know that he is in serious condition, but he's stable. and there are investigators prepared to interview him when he's able to be interviewed. >> the question about him coming onto the radar of the fbi two years ago, he was interviewed, he was tracked at the request of the russians, according to federal officials. that's questions now, for you and authorities in
have the right to romaine silent. anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. this is what is infuriating. he's just beginning to communicate. what information does he have? is there an ongoing threat he knows about? is there foreign connections, foreign links we don't know about? are we going to give him miranda rights at this point in time? go ahead. >> it seems like we've got plenty just on face value to actually prosecute him. we don't really need an admission. but to advise him of his miranda rights, we hear that he was advised today of his miranda rights. how did he respond? did he say he wanted to remain silent or did he waive that and he wants to talk without his attorney present? the interesting part about miranda is once you give somebody miranda they say i want to be silent, you cannot constantly go back to the well and keep asking them do you want to talk now, do you want to talk now? they have to contact you to make it within miranda. outside of miranda you can say, well, off-the-record, outside of your miranda warnings, things that we can't prose
to law enforcement anything that appears out of the ordinary. the c.h.p. says that it has an effective process for handling any threats and orange woulds closely with other ages to coordinate a response. >> security has been stepped up in the bay area because of the boston blast and the a's and warriors played in oakland last note with a visible increase in security. the fans at warriors game went through the metals detectors and a's fanned had their bags searched. and behind-the-scenes, bomb sniffing dogs were used. >> clip posted on youtube was shot in the viewing stand across from where the first bomb had gone off in boston. >> again, this video of the second bomb is new this morning and you can see at first people were just stunned and eventually someone started shouting orders to "get out of the stands" and smoke filled the area and people emptyied the stands quick limit. >> another perspective of the blast. we have a runners' view seconds before the explosion. can you see on the left side of the screen the woman was wearing a camera on her head when the bomb went off and she was
explaining how you make them. they are extremely addition and law enforcement officials are worried about them. thank you. >> it is 4:32. a martinez boy injured in the bombings is making progress in the hospital. the mother of the 11-year-old aaron hern says he has opened his eyes and communicating with head nods. he was in boston to watch his mom cross the finish line when the bomb exploded. his leg was hit by shrapnel and support for aaron hern is growing with mountain mike's pizza in martinez will donate 30 percent of the sales through sunday to help the family. if you would like to show your support for aaron hern you can by sharing this "get well soon badge" on facebook getting the back by going to facebook.com/abc 7 news and stay with abc7 news for the latest developments on the bombings. our news reporter and anchor will join us live from boston with a slide show with the most touching images and moments of courage on the web site abc7news.com. >> happening now san francisco authorities are on the look out for one escapee from a juvenile facility. officials say there was a break ou
but they will finish warmer. >> also, why law enforcement in the city of oakland is coming to an unfortunate end. it's 8:30 on sunday, april 21st. thank you for joining us. i'm ann. >> and i'm phil. we have a lot of news and coverage. security in the wake of the boston bombing. how will it affect bay area events? >> and we have more on the immigration debate when it comes to the affects on silicon valley. we're in boston with the high- level interrogation team standing by to talk with the one man behind and who they believe is behind the bombings. >> and as susan macinnis tells us, the suspect is too injured to speak. >> reporter: law enforcement officers remain staked out this morning at the boston hospital where dzhokhar tsarnaev is being held under heavy guard waiting to charge him. his injuries are serious. including a bullet wound to the neck that investigators say may have been self-inflicted. >> they say it appears from the wound that he might have stuck the gun to his mouth and fired. >> reporter: that may have happened when police found him hiding in a boat friday night. investigators relea
was there were ice's some runners who came across the finish line. >> pam: describe the law enforcement reaction as you're there on the scene. >> police officer had ran in the direction of where the explosion had occurred. of course they were yelling to make our way and clear the area. what officer yield about clearing. we were headed one way and all the law-enforcement officers were heading the other way >> pam: we know there was a tent set up to help runners as there were common across the finish line who may need some assistance and that that tends serve those who were injured by the explosion. >> i was farther upstream from that and it would have been further down from where the explosion was. i did not see that. and quite honestly, there was so much going on, i was not paying attention. i will try to find a way to get out because of all the barricades that had been put in place. we cannot get across the street. we cannot go from one side of the street to another. it was quite a mess. people were tearing down the barricades. >> pam: described the crowd there? this is not a source for profess
that law enforcement are focused on, areas where large crowds are expected to gather, not just sporting events, but shopping malls and transit hubs. we're seeing the same thing in airports, like los angeles international airport. travelers can expect do see bomb-sniffing dogs, increased police, extra security going through the airport, not just at lax, but airports all around the region. police are also reaching out on social media, twitter and facebook, asking the public this evening to be especially vigilant. again, we want to emphasize there has been no incredible threat in southern california, but the message from law enforcement all around california tonight, to the public, is to watch out, to be alert, and to report anything that seemed out of the ordinary. >> all right, see something, say something, taking on a whole new heightened meaning. thanks so much. >>> now we want to go to our abc producer kendall heap, because she was there, near the finish line in boston at the moment the bombs went off. kendall, i want to bring you in once again, describe to us once more exactly what y
. there is a massive manhunt under way. a lot of law enforcement involved in that. to assist that, we have suspended all service on the mbta, our public transit service and that will continue until we think it's safe to open all or some of that. we're asking people to shelter in place, in other words, to stay indoors with their doors locked and not to open the door for anyone other than a properly identified law enforcement officer and that applies here in watertown where we are right now, also cambridge, newton, belmont and at this point, all of boston. all of boston. this is the serious situation. we're taking it seriously, we're asking the public to take it seriously, as well and to assist law enforcement by following those simple instructions. we've got every asset that we can possibly muster on the ground right now. they are doing a terrific job and working in concert with each other but we are going to need the public to help us help them stay safe. >> where are you? >> right behind you. thank you. as the governor said this is a rapidly developing situation. we've received information i commun
law enforcement find them. >> though it may be difficult, the nation is counting on those with information to come forward and provide it to us. >> reporter: the big break in the case came just hours after president obama delivered a rousing speech to the bombing victims and to the city of boston itself at a service. [ applause ] >> reporter: president obama came to boston with an inspirational message for the victims of the marathon bombings including those who lost limbs in the attack. >> we will all be with you as you learn to stand and walk and, yes, run again. of that i have no doubt, you will run again. [ applause ] >> reporter: the first lady and former massachusetts governor mitt romney were among the dignitaries who joined the president at the historic cathedral of the holy cross. the president said the deadly attack did not intimidate the city of boston. >> it should be pretty clear by now that they picked the wrong city to do it. not here in boston. >> reporter: the president also visited with marathon volunteers and thanked them for helping victims at the bombi
of boston and law enforcement trying to piece together who is responsible for the attack. a pair of explosions at the finish line of the boston marathon, the bloody scene shocked many here in boston and around the world. >> you hear about things in other countries and other places, and i guess in the united states we have to be aware that perhaps more of that will be coming our way. >> reporter: the investigation started almost immediately. officials cordenned off several blocks around the bomb site to allow bomb squad detectives to sweep the area for explosive devices. we learned federal and local authorities are searching an apartment of someone they're calling a person of interest in a boston suburb of brassiere. >> this is a fluid and active and fluent ongoing investigation. >> reporter: police searched surveillance cameras in the area, and cbs news confirmed at least one piece of video showing a man carrying two pack backs in the area before the blast. >> they're trying to sweep the other cameras in the area. they want to see who the person is from the front and if he might
as they do, the american people will be with them every single step of the way. >> law enforcement sources tell use that bomb techs are combing over forensic evidence for clues of the explosive devices. officials are tracking multiple persons of interest include, a man in a hospital being treated for his wounds and they are trying to locate someone who was seen trying to get in a secure part of the parade route five minutes before the bombs went off. >> we understand that some parts of downtown boston remain closed. to what extent are there worries there could be more security issues out there, more bombs possibly in the city? >> i can tell you law inform does not take any chances this morning. we see national guard troops who are out and about. there is a perimeter which they are monitoring very closely. the controlled access to certain buildings. i tried to get in a hotel and it was denied entrance. there is a a stepped up alert and traffic is a mess as people try to get to work. everyone is still on edge. >> thank you so much. >> our time is 4:33. new this morning, new home video showin
for law enforcement. today he sited the terror attack in boston as a reason to use it. >> if we had a different perspective you can capture the people coming and going. >> reporter: he could see a use for it to patrol events in the east bay. >> the oakland marathon, before the race, during the race. >> reporter: he says he wants to see the suspects in the boston marathon bombing caught as much as anyone. >> a horrific attack on innocent people that took place on monday. >> reporter: he says in the past law enforcement used tragedies to expand their powers and that might mean drones in the future. >> is this making us safer? i don't think so. our privacy has been compromised. civil rights are comp compromised. >> he is working on a policy for privacy and any use would be limited and used on specific missions. christien kafton, ktvu channel 2 news. >> our coverage continues on www.ktvu.com. we posted the surveillance video and a slide show of the still images the fbi released today on the two suspects in the boston marathon-bombings. >>> suspect held up for the day surrendered to poli
to a law in san francisco. why some property owners may have to pay thousands of dollars more. >>> and we are following that breaking news again out of boston. a massive man hunt under way. a neighborhood under lock down. we'll be right back. >>> welcome back time now 6:12. breaking news in the bombing case. live pictures we're looking in the watertown, massachusetts area. a lot of police activity happening right now. we're trying to follow it all. we can tell you one suspect in the bombing case is dead. another one is on the run. police have a massive man hunt. they told everyone in the boston area and surrounding areas stay inside. don't go to work, don't go to school, don't open businesses. stay inside. now law enforcement agencies have confirmed that the two suspects are brothers. from the russian region of chechnya. stay right here with ktvu news for more. >>> back here at home an hour from right now runners in san francisco will start a race that will honor the victims of the marathon bombing. tara moriarty is at the ferry building in san francisco. that is where the race will start
applauding the work of law enforcement there. >>> the parents of the two suspects are speaking out, both believe their sons are innocent and they say they think they were framed. nbc's adrian long reports from moscow. >> reporter: the father of the two suspects believes they are innocent and told nbc news that he believes they were framed and he's frightened for his younger son. he said he last spoke to the two boys just right after the marathon on monday, 26-year-old tamerlan now deceased and dzhokhar in the hospital, he wanted to make sure they were okay. the mother of the two sons claims that she believes also they are innocent and described them as good curt yous and mode students. >> what i can say, i am pretty sure, like 100% sure this is a setup. my two sons are really innocent and i know that my -- neither of them never, never have talked about whatever they think about now. >> reporter: tamerlan became more religious and was praying five times a day. she last spoke to him in february. >>> president obama went with his national security council at the white house, the team rev w
as soon as possible before he is interrogated. >> thank you. >>> federal law enforcements are weighing in on the rights and the status of the accused boston bomber, should he be treated as a criminal or enemy combaton with no rights? >> you have the high value interrogation group. they are skilled. they know how to do this. the miranda right can be read at a later time. >> four lawmakers including congressman pete king of new york believe he should be tkes eug nateed as a poe term enemy combaton. a conviction is likely so he is more interested in intelligence the suspect can offer. >>> thousands of runners at the london marathon paid tribute today to pay tribute to those killed and injured. they observed 30 seconds of silence before the start of each group of racers. many wore black ribbons in tribute. they set up a fund for the boston victims. donating two british pounds, just over $3 for each of the 35,000 runners that cross the finish line. >> the community of west, texas mourns the loss of life and devastation caused by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion that nearly took out a par
're laying down the law. >> thanks, ann. >>> whether you are playing baseball, working or just walking to your car, no matter what you were doing outside today, you felle yes, records fell. here's brian with more. >> it's a little bit weird in the san francisco bay area. when it's almost as warm in the city as it is in concord, for instance, san francisco got up to 82 degrees. 76 at pacifica. 87 in sesan we beat the old records by from one to five degrees. today it was two degrees warmer than the record set in oakland a few years ago. everybody will fall about three to five degrees tomorrow, so we should not be in record territory. concord, 64 right now, but look at the fog at the golden gate bridge. a cooling trend on the way. we'll have the details when we cover the forecast a few minutes from now. >> brian, thanks so much. >>> well, it was also a very warm weekend for the big 4/20 smokeout in golden gate park. stoners left it trashed in more ways than one. >> reporter: saturday, about 15,000 people crowded the haight with the express purpos
the washington d.c. newsroom, average americans are seemingly backing off the push for tougher laws, kyla? >> reporter: they are weakening across the country and here is the latest poll. 49% of americans now support stricter gun laws which is down 58% in january. this afternoon the senate is voting on at least 9 different pieces of legislation and they will expand to online gun sales and shows. it needs 60 votes to pass and based on a number of senators speaking out it looks like they could fall short. there are others up for a vote including an assault weapons ban led by dianne finestein. >> we hope to set up a series of votes both sides would like to initially offer on this legislation. >> the final legislation will -- >> reporter: the final legislation will not be hammered out and i will have what happens in these next votes when i see you next kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> according to the washington post, facebook lobbyists worked behind the scenes on capitol hill to get a provision in the new bill that would be helpful to new technical companies. they are helping to
night they responded to a 911 call. the caller was a man who just stabbed his brother in law. as officers arrived he came at them with a weapon. >> the man ended up attacking the officers. prior to that he cut his brother in law. >> he was shot and killed by police after not following the orders to put down the hammer. >> after san francisco police chief greg suhr pulled it off the table, where a taser could have saved a life. . >> reporter: it is unclear if it will change the position on requesting tasers but some say the city needs to come up with more non-lethal options. >> in this situation if the taser was available it would have been used. >> with the tools we have the officers did what they had to do to defend themselves. >> reporter: the aclu didn't common directly but said any officer involved shooting raises questions about other techniques. as for the stabbing victim he is suspected to survive. he is doing fine. live in san francisco, paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a court ruled against a police officer who claims she was fired because of gender discrimina
>> is this evident? >>> well more than the evidence is law enforcement and others have said at the federal state and local level and indeed from the region, we have an unprecedented level of law enforcement support and they are working very well. >> what is the process so far that helps you understand maybe for the materials and the level of complementty of the device -- complexity and the origin of the devise? >> i think i know what you are getting at. i can't comment on that aspect of that. what is important to say, what i would like to on behalf of the boston j.t. tf today, they say there is no known threat where we are conducting investigative activity and i want to put that out to the citizens and the city of boston and the commonwealth of massachusetts. >> do you know anything about the nature of device -- [inaudible] >> i am not going to be able to comment on the nature of the device right now. >> are they in custody right now? >> i'm not going to say who or who might not be in custody right now. >> is there one person from ocean avenue that are -- and [inaudible]. >>
are seeing here, some of them serious. we know at least 10-amputations happening so far. in the teen time law enforcement officials say they didn't get any prior or advanced intelligence that anyone or any group was planning on doing something like this at the boston marathon. frank? >> thank you. >>> president obama today vowed whoever is responsible for the explosions will be held accountable. scott mcfarlane is live with the actions president obama is taking a track down the bomber or bombers and the extra security at the nation's capital. >> reporter: let me add to that, president obama said he would marshall the government's resources to massachusetts and boston. >> i spoke to the fbi director and congresswoman nancy pelosi and they are mobilizing the appropriate resources to investigate and to respond. i updated leaders of congress. on days like this there are no republicans or democrats, we are americans. >> reporter: to the u.s. house floor a moment of silence marking the explosions in boston and the victims from the explosion, they had the flag lowered outside the u.s. capital to hon
to anything vit a.bone wasn't broken. no artery cut. >> reporter: as aaron recovers inside the hospital law enforcement keep close watch over boston. military police in boston common, swat, heavily armed officers everywhere. but through the security people still manage to pay their respect to those killed and injured by the explosions. aaron drove all wait from new york to add a flower to this memorial. >> just shocking. being from new york and what happened on 9/11. i know how it is and how people feel. want to come out and give support. any way that i can. help out any way that i can. >> a lot of runners also came become to the scene to see what was going on. others were quick to get out of the city. for the family here they don't know when they can go back to cam. aaron has surgery tomorrow to assess his wound and filling out what kind of care he needs from there in boston, abc 7 news. >> image of city interrupted. sandwich abandoned on the street where the bomb went off. frozen in time really. sipes of city on high alert. swat teams. national guard men. here's dan harris. >>
stat news 10 years and it tines border security and makes exceptions for law-abodying immigrant whose arrived at minors and completed high school. the bill is called a "compromise." >> there are changes in the weather. that is called "job security." >> wish we could have some rain, that would help a lot families and farmers. but it will not happen. sit back. relax. enjoy the warm sunshine that is coming our way even to the coast where there will be some gorgeous sunsets the next couple of days, feel friend to send some of those to us. we would love to see them. live doppler 7 hd shows how dry the air is. we will talk about the winds. they are gusty in spots. 28 at fairfield. to 24 miles per hour at napa. sfo at 20. 17 at novato. 16 in san carlos. most of the winds are coming from the north and the northwest. this is going to be the case for the better part of today as we continue our transition from that area of low pressure and the real winds we had monday to high pressure and calmer weather. transition has been quiet other than the breezy areas and there will be less of them today u
that ended in a spray of bullets. >> i think all the law enforcement professionals are hoping, for a host of reasons, that the suspect survives because we have a million questions. >>> a special federal interrogation team is on standby at the medical center where tsarnaev and many of his alleged victims are being treated. within the last hour we learned federal prosecutors hope to charge him as early as today. he likely will face both federal and state charges in connection with the marathon bombings. in the newsroom, kira klapper, alb7 news. >> and more information about the tsarnaev brothers. police said they atm card be long to go a carjacking victim before the shootout on thursday. car owner also told police the pair admitted the bombing of the marathon and that they killed a police officer. but their father said their sons could not have planned that attack because the fbi was watching them. the fbi said not true. agents speak to the older brother, tamerlan, in 2011 after the russians informed them he was an islamic -- radical islamist. they said dzhokhar tried to run down the offic
pictures of the bomb kpoent skpdz batteries they immediately reached out to law enforcement. these are pictures of the bits and pieces of the kpoents. employees noticed one sinked battery in the pictures they called the authorities. >> we contacted both boston police department and the fbi. >> this vice president at syn -- tenergy says it's usually used to power remote control toy autos i don't think there is anything in particularly unique to this. however, i thits more attractive for that sort of use. another battery could have been used if it's rechargeable. >> however, it's zibed to fit into compact cars or trucks so it can only be ordered online or purchased through hobby shops. >> outside of the arena it's not fairly well known. >> they are hoping to work with investigators and are shocked one battery may have been use ntd boston bombing. >> these are generally developed for toys to. bring people enjoyment. the fact they're used in this horrific sway apalling. >> he tells me he personally called the tv aand fbi and gave them his contact information. they told him they'
the energy in boston as the city comes alive, one day after law enforcement captured the second marathon bombing suspect. >> they all united to get this one idiot, or whatever, to cause this much problems between all these people, on a special day that all countries are united. but it's good. i'm glad they got the guy. >> at fenway park the red sox game began with a moment to honor the victims of the bombings. noun noun -- >> a moment of silence. >> a big ceremony before hand, had all of the volunteers of the boston marathon there, firefighters, mayor, all that kind of stuff. it was very moving, actually. i don't know if there was a dry eye in the place. >> and then there was this. ♪ sweet caroline. ♪ oh, oh, oh. >> neil diamond came and sang "sweet caroline. " it was a blast. >> after a week of terror this is exactly what boston needed. warren grew up in sacramento. her family in the bay area was worried about her. >> i got a text on monday making sure i wasn't at the marathon. then they texted me yesterday to make sure i stayed inside. so they've been checking up to see how i'm doi
alive, one day after law enforcement captured the second marathon bombing suspect. >> they all united to get this one idiot, or whatever, to cause this much problems between all these people, on a special day that all countries are united. but it's good. i'm glad they got the guy. >> at fenway park the red sox game began with a moment to honor the victims of the bombings. noun noun -- >> a moment of silence. >> a big ceremony before hand, had all of the volunteers of the boston marathon there, firefighters, mayor, all that kind of stuff. it was very moving, actually. i don't know if there was a dry eye in the place. >> and then there was this. ♪ sweet caroline. ♪ oh, oh, oh. >> neil diamond came and sang "sweet caroline. " it was a blast. >> after a week of terror this is exactly what boston needed. warren grew up in sacramento. her family in the bay area was worried about her. >> i got a text on monday making sure i wasn't at the marathon. then they texted me yesterday to make sure i stayed inside. so they've been checking up to see how i'm doing. >> and lauren, like the rest of
which is apparently a flash bang used to disorient the suspect. >>> and u.s. law enforcement officials now say that russian intelligence officials alerted the fbi in 2011 that tamerlan was a physical lower of radical islam. >> the ball was dropped in one of two ways the fbi missed a lot of things is one potential answer or our laws do not allow the fbi to follow us in a sound solid way. >> reporter: the fbi says in the summer of 2011 it interviewed tamerlan and his relatives and did not find any foreign terrorist activity. >>> a statement was released. it reads in part that the caucasian mudin is not related to attacks on the u.s., they are in the war for russia it says. >>> and the suspect's father says that fbi agents called him to say that he was under suspicion. his mother says that tamerlan said if you need me you will find me. hours later he was killed following a shoot out with police. and late tonight the fbi disputeed the mother's claim saying the last contact they had with tamerlan was in 2011. >>> now as the legal process begins to unfold, the 19-year- old suspect should be
to remain vigilant and report anything to law- enforcement agencies. >> a 12 year-old bay area boy named karen hern was heard in the boston marathon blast. there are pictures of the boy posted by his mother katherine hern . the boy's father, alan hrn is the varsity football coach of ashambra high school in martinez and was in boston with his family. the boy's mother ran in the race. the family from martinez was close to the explosion and coach hern son was hit by some shrapnel. the principal released a statement in part it says " the family is safe, and we will return to martinez as soon as possible. please keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. >> and stay with kron 4 as we continue to bring you the latest information on the boston marathon attack. we will provide updates all morning here on the kron 4 morning news as well as our 24/7 channel comcast 193. you can also find latest aggression on our web site. kron4.com. as well as our face book and twitter feeds. >> here is erica with a look at our bay area weather. >> you will notice temperatures and little co
. >>> face recognition software has been around for several years, but now it is much more than that. law enforcement can use video surveillance to find suspects not only by how they look, but as joe vazquez shows us, how they walk. >> we consider them to be armed and extremely dangerous. >> now that the fbi released photos, how will they find the bombers? >> all the time this individual has appeared. >> joe says sophisticated software, like the kind his company makes, produces video intelligence. the software uses facial recognition to sift through hours and hours of video and hundreds of photos taken on race day and it could reduce the amount of time it takes law enforcement to find even more images of the suspects. >> we're talking from several weeks, several months of investigation time to a matter of days, if not hours. >> analyzed the shape of the nose, the distance between the eyes, the hairline, and compare the photo of the suspect with other surveillance video, perhaps taken later at a train station or an airplane. but video intelligence is more than just facial recognition
approach them. no one should attempt to apprehend them except law enforcement. >> makes me so mad. furious. >>reporter: i showed images to madeline who came by this memorial to show her support for her city. >> this breaks my heart that somebody would do this to this city. the city means so much to me and so much to everyone here. >> many hearts here are indeed broken. >> this was such a devastating day for the boston community and we are not a city. we are truly a family. >> arlene added these 3 balloons to the memorial after remembering something she saw on tv. >> image of the 3 balloons from the bomb site. first thing i saw was 3 balloons going up in the sky. everyone was like 2 deaths. i said there were 3. >>reporter: her gesture in memory of lindsay lu, crystal campbell and martin richard. >> 3 angels. if reaching up to the stars. >> memorial has grown significantly since this morning as people 10 to drop by and pay their respects. now everyone is just hoping that someone will recognize those 2 suspects. if you with like a closer look at the pictures just two to ou
and two daughters in law. i would like to extend my heart felt sympathy to becky's family and friends. the rest i submit. >> thank you, supervisor yee. supervisor campos asked to be re-referred. >> thank you very much, madam clerk. i just wanted to add to the comments by supervisor mar with respect to carlos ramirez. it is really hard to imagine the mission without carlos around. he truly was a beloved fixture for the arts, for the poetry community in the mission, and, you know, he was a really sweet person. i always enjoyed having conversations with him. he was prone to bursting into song spontaneously and has been translating the poetry of lang aston hughes into song. he will always be remembered for his work as a substitute teacher in our schools where his bright smile, his love of storytelling and, of course, the notorious long white beard earned them the nickname of santa claus. so, carlos ramirez will be missed and our condolances to his family. but thank you, carlos, for your contributions to our community. >> thank you, supervisor campos. mr. president, that concludes roll cal
a little easier. for law enforcement the work is not done. >> this senseless tax and the families deserve an answer. the wounded have to learn how to stand, walk, live and deserve answers. >> reporter: just information coming and from an official the federal prosecutors are at hospital right now. working on possible charges and the camping gear since last night. and it is important to note that we remember the victim's and word that stance at this moment. 50 victims are still lead area hospitals. and they are still in critical victim's. reporting live in boston, tory done last name -- dunnin.. >> and after a gun battle. the suspect, joe- kar tsarnaev, was captured by police. tsarnaev is now in serious condition at the hospital. dramatic video has been released of the shootout between police and the it was recorded by a neighbor who, like so many in the boston area yesterday, were ordered to stay in their homes. nearly 50 shots fired in the exchange. all while the suspect was holed up in a boat. after running from police early friday morning. >> president obama took a moment to acknowledg
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